Aldo On My Mind!!!

You’re either born stylish, or you work hard on getting your style noticed. There are brands that are always there to help you achieve that style. Aldo is one of the most popular and super stylish High Street brand that’s always on trend. I don’t remember any time that I’ve visited Aldo and felt “I’ve seen this before”. Apart from being stylish, they’re also super affordable. I love to visit Aldo for style inspiration, always!!

Just FYI, Smaller bags are in again. And how cute is this yellow bag from Aldo?

Floral is trending all over the place. This clutch is top on my must have list from Aldo!!

These are some gorgeous rings that you could pair with this floral clutch.

End it with these flats to complete the look!

What do you think of this combination? I would love to hear your thoughts!!

 

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Good Looking Sneakers…

Sneakers are fast becoming a statement style rather than just something that you wear when exercising! That’s probably the only reason that I would end up buying those sneakers. You guys know how lazy I am!!

New Balance from apparel Group has some awesome looking sneakers that I’ve been eyeing to wear with my jeans to work. Here are a few that I like a lot. one of them is my favourite.

This grey one looks pretty good with a slight hint of shimmer.

This is the one which caught my attention. I would love to see some color on my feet. 🙂

Black is always a safe color. Lets keep this one for exercising! When I get around to it!! lol!

This, I like, but again, a bit safe. I like some influx of color for my shoes. I’ve lived a corporate life for way too long with black shoes, almost always black. Time to get some color in my life!!

All these are available at the New Balance Stores across the country. All the shoes featured here are for AED 249. And from what I hear, these last for ever!!

I liked the second pair. Which one did you like? I would love to hear from you,

 

Until Laters…

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Insanity At Sugar Factory

I’m not a food blogger, so this may come as a surprise! I was asked to review a place called Sugar Factory. The first thought that popped to my head was, this might be a fab place to take my son to. The name was so appealing.

We ended up going to the Dubai Festival City branch of Sugar Factory. I like how there was candy everywhere in the front bit of the store.

Then I went inside to check the actual grown up decor and seating. I quite like how this place has a corner for everyone.

The wall graced with the celebs who have visited the place.

Now I was asked to review the insane milkshakes, but the aroma of sliders wafting in the grownup bit of the restaurant was totally making me hungry.

We ended up sitting surrounded by candy as Farhang was in the best place ever!! (his words, not mine)

We started off with a sampler platter. I changed the seafood to chicken and loved every bit of the food. The platter is priced at AED 95, and is enough to feed 3 people at least. Try the Buffalo Chicken Fingers and the Fried Mac and cheese. Out of this world!!

One heads up though, you cannot eat more than a single course there. you need to do atleast 3 to 4 trips to actually enjoy the menu and the freshness of the ingredients.

So the next was the Insane Milkshakes. One more heads up, no one can finish the whole glass on his own!! It’s insanely huge!!

This actually is Milkshakes taken to a whole new level of craziness. The glass in which the milkshake is served is huge and dipped in a thick layer of chocolate which is then cooled / frozen, after layering the outside with things like marshmallows, popcorn, rainbow sprinkles, M&M’s, bacon, waffles, etc. You name it, they probably got that too!

I couldn’t finish the milkshake, so please take some friends along to Sugar Factory.

on food, I will give them 4 out of 5

On decor 3.5

On the milkshakes, yeah 5!!

Did you find this post helpful? I would love to hear from you!

Until laters…

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Drool Worthy Sunnies From Grand Optics!

If you live in the UAE, Grand optics is not a new name for you!! I’ve been buying my sunnies from Grand Optics since the time I landed in this country.

They stock all possible brands, well all optics do, so whats diffrent about Grand Optics? Being a blogger, I do have access to the latest trends of the season and Grand Optics is one of the rare few places who stocks all possible trends of the year, fresh off the runway! That to the fashionistas of the region, is huge!

These are two of my favourites from the Summer 2017 designs!

Here’s a little about the Optical part of Grand Optics.

Grand Optics represents an extensive variety of luxury, designer, bridge and exclusive brands for clinical eyewear and sunglasses – as well as a wide range of high quality ophthalmic lenses, with comprehensive choice of coloured and tailor made contact lenses, to fulfill every customers’ needs. Grand Optics’ strategy is to supply the finest selection of latest eyewear styles for its unique customer base in the GCC market, and cater to a distinct clientele seeking excellent products, services & after sales care. The Grand Optics in-store experience is as unique as its product offer, delivering superior customer service unique to the Middle East market within the luxurious ambience of their showrooms. Grand Optics delivers its promise of a new perspective and different vision, whilst providing customers with the latest trends in eyewear with every pair of glasses, sunglasses, contact and optical lenses.

Have you experienced the warm hospitality of Grand Optics? I would love to know of your experience.

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Do You Know The Difference Between Real Soap And Beauty Bars?

I didn’t know the difference, a soap and beautybar to me is the same thing, right? Clearly it’s wrong (I’m writing a post about it, remember?)

There’s a reason why major manufacturing companies are using words like Beauty Bars, Moisturising Bars, Body Bars and the likes.

So the key story here is about Saponification. Saponification is the process which takes place by combining fats, oil and lye together resulting in soap and glycerin being formed. No other ingredients are needed to create soap, however other natural ingredients such as Shea butter and lavender oil can be added for extra skin moisturising benefits and to enhance the soap.

Manufacturers separate the most valuable ingredient, glycerin, which is made during the soap making process and either sell or keep it for more expensive products. Cheaper alternatives are then added to the soap instead like, foaming agents and chemical fragrances, which react the same way as glycerin. Therefore, when using a Beauty Bar daily, you are rubbing harsh chemicals over your skin, which are then absorbed into your body.

Most ‘soaps’ on the market are made from synthetic detergent products, and therefore cannot legally label themselves as a soap product? Manufacturing companies use words like Beauty Bars, Moisturising Bars, and Body Bars as alternatives to using the word soap.

The Shower Tower SOAPENIR is made from 100% natural and organic Shea butter combined with lavender oil, making it the perfect product to feed your skin daily in the shower or the tub. Soothing your skin with nutrients and vitamins such as Vitamin E, The Shower Tower SOAPENIR, moisturises and softens your skin every time you use it.

Shaped as Dubai’s iconic building, The Burj Khalifa, The Shower Tower is the perfect SOAPENIR gift for visitors, guests and tourists visiting Dubai. The Shower Tower retails for AED 95 and can be ordered online by visiting http://www.theshowertower.com or at outlets such as Love Shop Pray, O Concept Store and Dubai Loves.

This particular soap is so good looking that you may not want to use it. I would love to gift something like this when I go back home. You can’t get more ‘DUBAI’ than this!!

 

What do you think about this post? Would you be willing to change your loyalties to natural soaps like soapenir?

I would love to hear from you!

Until Laters…

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Get Fit The Lazy Way This Summer!!

Summer’s always seem way hotter in UAE. Peeling of gymming clothes seems like the only option after a thorough workout! I usually tend to shy away from exercising during…. well, exercising any time ever!! Too lazy to start!! If I’m that lazy, you must be wondering what got me writing about fitness??!!??!!

Two amazing fitness training options which are perfect for a lazy ass person like me!! Plus working out in water doesn’t even feel like a workout but shows awesome results. Aquabiking is definitely for me!!

L’Atelier Aquafitness offers a dynamic 45-minute class that is a unique mix of both water aerobics and indoor spinning. With up to a whopping 700 calories burnt in one session, both the upper and lower body are given a full workout, structured by an initial warm-up, followed by the acceleration phase and lastly a stretching stage. This effective workout strengthens muscles and is suitable for everyone regardless of age or fitness level. You do not even need to be able to swim to take part in a class.

The aquabiking phenomenon comes with many health and wellness benefits that are not just physical. Participants will leave a class feeling invigorated and energized with a clear mind. With continual classes you will start to shape and sculpt your body, reducing stubborn cellulite and troublesome water retention. Due to water buoyancy properties, your body weight is divided by 50% which reduces the risk of injury to joints, and the cooling effects of being submerged in the pool reduce sweating and pressure on the heart, making it a truly enjoyable overall body and mind workout.

The Aquabiking class is for just AED 1,395 a month. Totally worth every dime!

The second summer exercise class from L’Atelier Aquafitness is the ‘Iyashi Dome’, a revolutionary device inspired by a Japanese practice called Suno Ryoho where the Japanese bury themselves in sand near hot springs on the beach to eliminate toxins. The Iyashi Dome uses unique technology to deeply cleanse the body, restore its balance and gain an efficient and long-lasting slimming effect.

Who wouldn’t want to just lie down on their lazy ass and lose weight at the same time? This is right up my alley!

 

The Iyashi Dome works by emitting infra-red rays from inside the dome that the body absorbs and thus stimulates the metabolism, triggering deep sweating similar to running 20 kilometers, with no negative effects on the body. One session lasts for 30 minutes and the head remains uncovered whilst the rest of the body is cocooned comfortably inside the dome. During the session the body eliminates up to 1200ml of water and unwanted toxins, whilst burning up to 600 calories.

With a host of health benefits from detoxification, regeneration, weight loss and muscular relaxation, the body is left deeply cleansed and purified post session, with a reduction in cellulite. This powerful tool for weight loss and overall well being is proving extremely popular amongst the health conscious women of Dubai.

The price per session is AED 280. L’Atelier Aquafitness is located on Al Wasl Road in Dubai. For further information, please visit www.latelieraquafitness.com or contact them on 04- 338 8323.

I’m absolutely game for something like this!! What about you?

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Let’s Go Coconuts!!!

I’m starting my birthday week with my most loved brand! I’m a diehard Sephora Fan. so here’s a list that’s got all the good things that are available at Sephora and I haven’t tried them yet.

Now if you had a choice of coconut infused beauty and skincare, won’t you just drop everything else and go cool and coconuts?

Why the coconut craze this summer? Because why wake up with dull, dry, dehydrated skin when you can flaunt fresh, smooth, and flawless skin.

As we head into the scorching heat of the sun this season, embrace the best of coconut-infused makeup and skincare as this super-ingredient is the powerhouse of hydration, firmness, and radiance.

This probably is the most legit coconut list ever!!!

Let’s start with the my fav brand, Sephora.

And these wipes are so good and smell heavenly!!

These Made In Sephora goodies are very reasonably priced.

Coconut Lip Balm – AED 28

Coconut Water cleansing Cream – AED 30

Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes – AED 35

Coconut Water Micellar Cleansing Cream – AED 35

Now lets get into Makeup!

The Summer Collection of Marc Jacobs Beauty – Coconut Glow revolves around coconut water, which is Marc’s favourite drink. Marc Jacobs Beauty places an emphasis on glistening, luminous and well-hydrated skin with four new key products for the summer season.

Starting with a Coconut Face Primer for AED 130, MJB also has a Coconut Bronzer for AED 230 and a Coconut Setting Mist for AED 160. Imagine how awesome the smell would be!!

I’m zeroing in on the Dew Drops coconut Gel Highlighter at AED 180!! That glow will be something else!!!

I so want this!!!

Shifting focus to another of my favourite brands in Makeup, Too Faced! Say goodbye to dry, dull skin and hello to hydrated, glowing skin! For a flawless complexion, Too Faced formulated primers, foundations, and concealers that are infused with coconut water to help moisturise, firm, and brighten the skin. If that wasn’t enough, Too Faced also introduced a range of irresistible lip gloss that are infused with the skin-loving essence of coconut oil while it smells just like peaches.

Absolutely fabulous!! I wouldn’t mind it if it smelled like coconuts either! I love that smell in make up and skincare.

This concealer called Born This Way from Too Faced is priced at AED 135.

The Born This Way foundation is priced at AED 175.

I’m eyeing this lip gloss called Papa Don’t Peach at AED 80.Loving this shade!

All this awesomeness is available at Sephora Middle East stores and online on http://www.sephora.ae

Let’s go coconuts, shall we?

 

 

 

 

 

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